Our congratulations go to Paora Crawford Moyle (Ngāti Porou), this year's winner of the annual Wāhine Ora Award supported by NPM and New Horizons for Women Trust: Hine Kahukura!
Paora was raised in State care and is now a social worker who has worked for 30 years in the community. Paora is currently completing a doctorate in Māori Health exploring the impact of the removal of tamariki from their whānau, with a particular focus on the separation trauma that tamariki Māori experience and the processes for their cultural recovery and healing.
Paora comments that "the approach speaks to the absolute need for Indigenous peoples’ voices to be centralised within social research and asserts their understandings as the heart of the process and analysis."
Together with New Horizons for Women Trust, NPM celebrates Paora's award and looks forward to the outcomes of this important kaupapa in the months and the years ahead.